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On 20-21 June Euromoney reconvened its annual Global Borrowers & Bond Investors Forum in London. Welcoming over 700 issuers, investors and financial intermediaries, the two day event set out to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing global debt capital markets in 2017.
The day kicked off with a special keynote address from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “The World’s Great Explorer”, followed by a keynote interview with Andrew Balls, Chief Investment Officer Global Fixed Income at PIMCO, who discussed his investment strategy for the year ahead.
The day continued with a series of panel discussions on ESG, bank financing, bank capital, Euro fixed income, FinTech and sovereign borrowing. New for 2017, the agenda also incorporated a roundtable discussion on inflation-linkers, where Euromoney welcomed the UK, Spanish and Irish debt management offices to discuss issuance of inflation-linkers in their portfolios.
Also new for 2017 was the target table session where issuers and investors took part in ten small discussions on Euro denominated bonds, panda bonds, LatAm local currency bonds, sterling bonds, green and social bonds, kangaroo bonds, masala bonds and finally sukuk.
Day two opened with a keynote interview with Kenneth Volpert, Head of Investments, Europe and Global Head of Fixed Income Indexing at Vanguard. Following on, the UK, Swedish and Canadian debt management offices took to the stage in our Sovereign Borrowing II panel sharing their expertise with the audience.
The morning continued with a series of interviews on the Sterling bond market and socially and responsible investment with speakers from Coutts and Zurich Insurance. The day came to a close with further panel discussions on corporate funding, emerging markets and finally, the economists view. Speakers from BNP Paribas Asset Management, London School of Economics, BCA Research, Moody’s Investors Service, Investec and Roubini Global Economics shared their thoughts on where they see the market going over the next year.
Euromoney Conferences would like to thank all our sponsors, speakers and delegates, without whom the event would not be possible. We look forward to re-convening again next year and welcoming you all there.
To view videos of the panel discussions and exclusive online interviews please click here.